Top 5 Shows & Movies Featuring LeBron James: From Trainwreck to The Shop

Published 03/15/2021, 2:51 PM EDT
LeBron James attends Harlem’s Fashion Row at Capitale on September 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/WireImage)


LeBron James is all to set to star in the new Space Jam: New Legacy which is the second installment of the Michael Jordan starring blockbuster, Space Jam.

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This might be one of the most anticipated projects by LeBron, but certainly not the first one by any means. LBJ is known for being one of the most creative players on the court and things are largely the same off of it.

The 36-year-old owns his own production house and even worked in a couple of them. What’s more, he has acted in a number of movies. Today we take a look at the Top-5 movies and TV shows that LeBron James has worked in.

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5. The LeBrons- TV Series

The LeBrons is an animated series based on the popular commercials for Nike’s line of LeBron shoes. Launched in 2011, the TV series initially premiered on YouTube.

Focused on a family that was based in LeBron’s hometown in Akron, Ohio, the show aimed to tackle subjects like teamwork, family, friendship, etc. After 3 seasons and 23 episodes, the animated series was cut short.

4. Smallfoot

There are only a handful of movies where LeBron doesn’t play himself, Smallfoot is an animated movie produced by Warner Animation Group based on the unpublished children’s book Yeti Tracks written by Sergio Pablos.

LBJ voiced the yeti named ‘Gwangi’ in the movie and totally nailed it. The other stars featuring in this animated classic were Channing Tatum, Zendaya, and even the legendary Danny De Vito. The movie received mostly positive reviews and went on to gross a massive $214 million worldwide.

 

3. The Shop

An Uninterrupted original, The Shop is a unique show that was launched in 2018 produced by LeBron James and friend Maverick Carter. The show has gone on to feature the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

According to the network, The Shop is “a one-of-a-kind barbershop experience, which for many provides a sanctuary for free-flowing and spirited discussions.

“The series will visit barbershops around the country to gather distinguished individuals who can speak honestly on sports, music, world events, business and other subjects integral to the culture.”

The Shop’s massive success led to a recent collaboration with multimedia giants HBO.

2. More than an Athlete

More than an athlete is a documentary series based solely on James’ life on and off-court that was released in 2018. From talking about his biggest achievements to his most horrendous mistakes, LBJ and crew break it all down in this docu-series.

If you are a diehard LeBron fan and want to know how your star manages his fame off the court and how he handles all the pressure, this might be the perfect series for you to binge-watch this weekend.

1. Trainwreck

Trainwreck might be a rom-com featuring two great comedians in Bill Hader and Amy Schumer, but it is arguably LeBron James who steals the show.

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Bron plays himself but has great comic timing alongside on-screen friend Bill Hader. Unlike other movies, LBJ had an integral role in the movie rather than just a cameo.

The New Yorker’s Ian Crouch even went on to claim that James’ Trainwreck performance was “The Greatest Movie Performance by an Active Professional Basketball Player.”

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Given James’ track record, one should look out for his upcoming movies. The biggest of them all, however, is the new Space Jam movie. Can LeBron prove himself to be a worthy superstar in Space Jam: New Legacy?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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